byData courtesy Bruce Wielicki and Takmeng Wong, and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center; Images courtesy Tom Bridgman, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
Today (June 21) is the summer solstice, which serves as an annual reminder of just how much our world is driven by sunlight. Days are longer and, with the increased exposure to solar radiation, temperatures are rising in the Northern Hemisphere. This year NASA scientists have a new pair of eyes with which to watch more closely how the sun influences the Earth’s climate system. Two Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments aboard <a... Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1823